Seton Hall vs. Rutgers Pick
Is No. 15 Seton Hall going to be able to cruise to a big win on the road against Rutgers when the two meet up today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Seton Hall is favored on the road, as the Pirates are getting odds of -7.5 points against Rutgers. The over/under total for the game has yet to be set. Today’s game takes place from Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, New Jersey and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Seton Hall is on a five-game winning streak right now and the Pirates sit at 9-1 on the season. Seton Hall has also covered the spread in five straight games to get to 6-4 against the spread on the season. The Pirates are averaging 81.9 points per game on offense while allowing 67.2 per contest. Desi Rodriguez is leading the team with 19.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while Angel Delgado is adding 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.
Rutgers is off to a somewhat promising 9-3 start thanks to a current 3-game winning streak. The Scarlet Knights have played in just six lined games and are 4-2 against the spread. Rutgers is averaging 71 points per game on offense this season while holding opponents to just 59.5 points per game. Corey Sanders is leading Rutgers this season with 13 points per game while Deshawn Freeman is adding 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest.
Seton Hall has won and covered in four straight meetings with Rutgers and I think the Pirates will do it again today. Rutgers is off to a good start by program standards, but they have done it through playing largely weak competition. Rutgers has struggled against the likes of Michigan State and Minnesota, some legit teams. Seton Hall should be up for playing an in-state foe on the road, so I don’t expect a potential letdown. The public betting is siding with the Pirates on the road as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL -7.5